Cos.' Secrets Will Stay Secret Despite Privacy Ruling

Law360, New York (March 1, 2011, 9:05 PM EST) -- In light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Tuesday in Federal Communications Commission v. AT&T Inc., corporations may face disclosures of embarrassing information under the Freedom of Information Act, but they need not worry that the ruling will expose their confidential materials to the public, attorneys say.

Although the high court found that corporations lacked a right of personal privacy that would allow them to block the release of law enforcement records under FOIA, the court’s opinion maintained a status quo that protected against disclosure of...
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